1
[ verb ] give new life or energy to

Examples

"A hot soup will revive me" "This will renovate my spirits" "This treatment repaired my health"

2
[ verb ] cause to regain consciousness

Synonyms

resuscitate

Examples

"The doctors revived the comatose man"

Used in print

(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)

Willie 's big day revived the running argument about the relative merits of Mays and Mickey_Mantle .

3
[ verb ] give new life or energy to

Examples

"A hot soup will revive me"

Used in print

(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)

The clammy air revived him .

Related terms

stimulate

4
[ verb ] be brought back to life, consciousness, or strength

Examples

"Interest in ESP revived"

Used in print

(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)

When the Half_Moon put in at Dartmouth , England , in the fall of 1609 , word of Hudson 's findings leaked_out , and English interest in him revived .

(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)

Indeed , a tremendously destructive tsunami that arose in the Arabian_Sea in 1945 has even revived the interest of geologists and archaeologists in the Biblical story of the Flood .

Related terms

boom revival

5
[ verb ] restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state

Synonyms

resurrect

Examples

"He revived this style of opera" "He resurrected the tango in this remote part of Argentina"

Used in print

(Charles Wharton Stork, "Verner von Heidenstam"...)

Heidenstam 's conception , on_the_contrary , was to revive the present by the memories of the past .

Related terms

regenerate republish revival

6
[ verb ] return to consciousness

Synonyms

come_to resuscitate

Examples

"The patient came to quickly" "She revived after the doctor gave her an injection"

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